scare

Noun
  1. Sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events (synset 114429335)
    "panic in the stock market"; "a war scare"; "a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building"
  2. A sudden attack of fear (synset 107536676)
Verb
  1. Cause fear in (synset 201783082)
    "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her"
  2. Cause to lose courage (synset 201789567)
    "dashed by the refusal"

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